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Rather than pursue the traditional publishing house route to publication, many authors decide to follow the self-publishing route instead. You will then become known as an ‘Indie’ or Independent author. If you have decided to self-publish your book, then your next stage now is to transform your manuscript and eye-catching book cover into a physical book. In order to do this, your manuscript, once proofread and perhaps also edited, must be formatted. In essence, this transforms your written work, page by page, from a word processing document into a fully designed book interior which can then be coupled with your book cover and submitted to what’s called the ‘Print On Demand’ (POD) process.

This is the printing service provided by Print On Demand companies of which the market leaders are Amazon and Ingram Spark. There’s nothing like getting your hands on the first copy of your book for the very first time. However, there is much to be considered before that moment arrives. Here at Ace Writing and Media Services we can produce exquisite internal book formats for all genres and book sizes and we can advise on internal image and illustration use. In consultation with our specialist book design partners we can also produce high quality and visually attractive book covers. To sample our book formatting work have a look on Amazon Books at ‘Rebels to Reels – A biography of Combat Cameraman Daniel A. McGovern USAF’ using the ‘Look Inside’ feature. Simply follow this link.